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Will I Have Scarring After My Rhinoplasty Procedure?

After rhinoplasty you’ll have a beautiful new nose, but will you also have scars? No one wants a visible scar ruining their stunning rhinoplasty results. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about scarring after rhinoplasty. If you have questions or concerns, get in touch.

Will I Have Scarring After Rhinoplasty?

There are two types of rhinoplasty: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. One type can leave a small scar, although it isn’t usually visible. The other type places all incisions inside of the nose for no visible scarring. We’ll discuss each type with you and help you choose the right option for your situation.

  • Closed Rhinoplasty– All incisions for a closed rhinoplasty are made inside of the nostrils for no visible scarring. A closed rhinoplasty works well for addressing minor issues, but doesn’t allow for as much visibility or treatment flexibility as an open rhinoplasty. Most patients will get better results from an open rhinoplasty.
  • Open Rhinoplasty– During an open rhinoplasty a small incision is made across the columella, or the strip of tissue dividing the nostrils. The incision is very small, but allows for greater access to the nasal structures under the skin. After healing, the scar is very difficult to see on most patients.

How Can I Reduce Scarring After Rhinoplasty?

The likelihood of scarring after rhinoplasty depends on several factors including the skill of your surgeon, your skin type and genetics, and how you care for your nose after surgery. During your consultation we can discuss the likelihood of scarring and offer some suggestions for reducing scarring after rhinoplasty.

  • Choose Your Surgeon Carefully– Your choice of surgeon can have a big impact on the amount of scarring present after rhinoplasty. Choose your surgeon carefully. Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified and is well known for his natural looking rhinoplasty results. Dr. Sajjadian is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Orange County. He is regularly invited to teach and lecture about rhinoplasty, has published many papers on rhinoplasty, and is constantly seeking to improve and perfect his methods. Dr. Sajjadian is known around the world as an exceptional rhinoplasty surgeon and takes special care with each patient to reduce scarring. He typically has excellent results with minimal scarring.
  • Stay Out of the Sun– After rhinoplasty your skin is more likely to burn for several months. Stay out of the sun as much as possible and always use sunscreen. Too much sun during the healing process can lead to visible scars later.

I Have Scarring After Rhinoplasty. What Are My Options?

Dr. Sajjadian often meets with patients that had another surgeon for their original rhinoplasty and are now unhappy with their scarring. If you do have scarring after a past rhinoplasty, come see us. There are options available. Laser treatments, simple scar revision surgeries, topical creams, and other options can address and fade scarring. Come see us to discuss your options.

Most patients have little to no visible scarring after a rhinoplasty. If scarring does develop, it is easily treatable using a variety of options. Call and schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Sajjadian, a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Orange County, today.